Re: A Realistic View at 2014: Part II
posted at 5/6/2014 2:30 PM EDT
In response to craze4sox's comment:
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I have seen Garin about a half dozen times and he looks very comfortable at the plate but unfortunately his defense is just the opposite. I don't see him helping our already shaky defense so chances are slim he will be on the big club until he finds a home defensively.
I do not pretend to know more about prospects than Sox management, but my opinion is that we leave some weak defensive players at their position too long. I know some players need time to develop and grow into decent or plus fielders, but with so many players & prospects able to play 3B (Bogey, Middy, Cecchini, Holt, Devers and maybe even Betts), I'd like to see Cecchini moved to 1B or LF (or both). I'd also like to see Betts moved to SS or LF. Sooner rather than later.
I know many here disagree, and again, I am no expert on this subject, but I wish we had moved Bogey to 3B two years ago.
That's a given moon and I completely agree. Betts isn't going to be our 2B unless Pede goes down and the kid is tearing the cover off the ball so why he is still playing 2B? Same goes for Garin, another solid eye at the plate who has yet to master 3B. If Middy goes down or struggles Bogy is probably the only guy that can play there every day and help our lineup.
Puzzling, I would love to know their reasoning but there has to be some.
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Maybe they just want these guys to focus on improving their hitting, and they don't want to distract them with a position change.
With Betts, it's a given: he's not playing 2B for Boston, except as an injury fill-in. Move him now!
With Cecchini, maybe they see potential for improving his defense at 3B, and feel Middy is to much of a question mark going forward, that keeping Cecchini at 3B is because they see him as our next 3Bman.
My main reason for wanting to move Cecchini is not because I have given up hope on his defense at 3B, it is because I see Bogey there within a year or two.